Who was your family Snapper or Shutterbug?

The Snapper snapped

“The Snapper snapped”. Candid Camera. Alberton High School magazine 1979. p. 11. [Photograph depicts Stephen Adams at Alberton High School, 35 Phantom Street, Randhart, Alberton, Transvaal, South Africa]

In an age where ubiquitous digital cameras make the popular selfie a snap, we forget how photographic technology influenced the kinds of pictures our forebears took. In this months contribution to Worldwide Genealogy, A Genealogical Collaboration, I use the photo collections in my custody to get to know my family’s snappers and shutterbugs better in Snappers and Shutterbugs – Who Took Your Family Photos?


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